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Predicting the first All Black 23 of 2019

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has revealed that openside flanker Sam Cane will lead the World Champions in their opening Rugby Championship encounter against Argentina on July 20.   Regular...

Could the Hurricanes turn to a former Cane to replace Beauden Barrett?

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black flyhalf and two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett's move to the Blues could cause somewhat of domino-effect on flyhalf movement in New Zealand.   New Zealand Rugby announced...

Beauden Barrett pens a new four-year deal which will see him join the Blues

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023...

SBW a doubt for Pumas clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Centre Sonny Bill Williams has suffered another injury setback a fortnight before New Zealand's clash with Argentina.   Sonny Bill Williams is a doubt for New Zealand's Rugby Championship opener...

Kendra Cocksedge second Black Fern in history to reach 50 Tests

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Halfback Kendra Cocksedge will captain the Black Ferns for her 50th Test match in the black jersey when the team plays France in San Diego on Sunday morning (NZT).   Black Ferns Head Coach Glenn...

Springbok captain to miss Rugby Championship opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok coaching staff have all but confirmed that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will miss the Rugby Championship opener against Australia, which will be South Africa's first test match of the year.   Kolisi...

Super Series Preview: Black Ferns vs USA

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns, who started their Super Series campaign in a positive fashion with a 35-20 win over Canada on the weekend, have the chance to move to the top of the Women’s Super Series standings...

Marco van Staden invited to Springbok training group in Pretoria

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok loose forward Marco van Staden was on Monday added to the Springbok training group and will join the rest of the squad immediately at their preparation camp in Pretoria.     Van...

Stats & Facts: Crusaders Vs Hurricanes

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second Super Rugby semi-final sees the Crusaders on the hunt for their third Super Rugby title as they take on the Wellington-based Hurricanes in the do or die clash on Saturday at Orangetheory...

Rassie Erasmus adds 13 players to his squad and provides an update on Jan Serfontein

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Duane Vermeulen, Handre Pollard (both Bulls), Lukhanyo Am, Sibusiso Nkosi (both Sharks) and Francois Louw (Bath) are amongst a group of 13 players who have been added to the Springbok training group in...